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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 12, 2007 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

This train of though popped up last night and I thought it might be interesting to get some of your feedback. What was the band (or performer) that you COULD have seen, but didn't, who you would most like to have caught in concert?

For me, it was Floyd's The Wall tour in 1980. I had a cousin who was an "ex-hippie" and long time resident of NYC. She had spent much of her youth at the Fillmore East watching our boys and all the others who came through there. She had gotten her hands on a few tickets for the Nassau show and offered one to me. Well, I was still in High School at the time outside of Boston and didn't feel it would be worth the effort to get down there for "just one concert." She explained that it would be light years from just "a concert" and I would regret not seeing it. Nah, I said, I'll catch them some other time. Been kicking myself in the ass for the past 27 years over that one.
Anyone else with a similar tale?

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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Dec 12, 2007 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Any 70`s Dead show, Hawkwind`s Space Ritual tour, Dark Side of The Moon tour, CSN&Y(back in the day), Dylan with the Hawks, The Last Waltz, Ziggy Stardust, Cream, Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green), Hendrix ............... etc etc. Damn I was born in the wrong Decade! Couldn`t have seen any of them but I wanted to get that of my chest. Damn again!!!

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Dec 12, 2007 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

The Who at Anaheim Stadium in 1976. I was 15 and my dad said I was too young and, get this, $10 was too much to spend on a concert ticket! I saw them the next time they came around (that I know of), but Keith had left us by then. Doh!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Miles Davis and Frank Zappa ( not on the same bill of course ). Still kicking myself in regret. It would have been Miles last tour I think and the Zappa tour was the one where he brought the panty collection on the road with him I think.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Johnny - Do you have Miles and Quincy Jones from Montreaux?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

No. I don't have that one

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

GO PATRIOTS!!!!!

oh sorry JOTS, wrong thread

:-P

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

GO TO HELL PATRIOTS!!!!!

: )

ALWAYS THE RIGHT THREAD FOR THAT

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

ok. noted.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Was lucky enough to see Miles in 1985 I think it was. Quite the experience. Although I would kill to have seen him back in the days of Charlie Parker. Top of the world, Ma, top of the world!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

I wasn't yet able to appreciate Jazz yet at the time

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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Dec 12, 2007 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Any Captain Beefheart show (though preferably not a tragic band one)

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Dec 12, 2007 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Back when I was about 19 or 20, I was living in Anahiem and Stevie Ray Vaughan was playing some small venue in the L.A. area. I was a little strapped for cash and I remember talking with a girlfriend about it and both of us saying, "Stevie plays around here all the time. We'll go see him next time he's here."

A few months later I heard on the radio about the crash. I haven't kicked myself in the ass for that one in a long time. I'm kicking myself in the ass right now.

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Poster: yesss! Date: Dec 12, 2007 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

i coulda seen nirvana at party in olympia, wa circa 1991... but instead i spent the night listening to the damn dead!!!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 12, 2007 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

1-Grateful Dead w/Pigpen

2-Gratefful Dead w/TC

3-Grateful Dead w/Keith & Donna

4-Grateful Dead w/Brent

5-Grateful Dead w/Vince

Pathetic ain't it!

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Dec 12, 2007 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Sonny Rollins, in San Francisco. Late in his career, but still!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2007 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Saw Sonny this past year at Monterey Jazz Fest. Outstanding. And folks, Dave Brubeck still kicks ass...

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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 12, 2007 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Had a ticket and a ride offered to Zappa at the Orpheum in Boston for what would be his last east coast tour {86?} and decided since I had to work early in the morning that I would skip it. Been kicking myself ever since.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2007 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Roy Orbison at the Channel in Boston; right around time Mystery Girl was released. Was living up in NH and couldn't get anyone to go with me because Roy wasn't "cool" enough for them. Had it been a weekend, I would have soloed down and back. Since it was a worknight and winter time, said screw it. Never got to see him. His voice is beyond compare.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Dec 12, 2007 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

bluedevil! -- The Channel! ...was that area the epitome of "way down, down by the docks of the city" or what(?)!! ...that was a cabdriver's nightmare goin' down there. Saw Hunter perform there once ..brutal acoustics and the audience was brutal as well.

--- AshesRising

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 14, 2007 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Just saw your post - it indeed was. Always made me sing "love that dirty water". Saw some great shows there - would drive down from NH (up in the notch; Franconia) all the time for shows in early-mid 80s.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 14, 2007 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Bribed my way into the back of the channel when I was underage, way back when one time, but for the life of me I can't recall who the band was.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Dec 14, 2007 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

barongsong: ..the building is gone but not the memories. I used to see a band, "Max Creek," play there back in 1980's.

Hope all is well,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 14, 2007 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Loved Max Creek at Harper's Ferry. Also Slipknot (not the metal band out of Iowa). Much fun on the streets of Beantown.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

I agree bluedevil. Beautiful voice. Hey, you should have played them Blue Velvet and then ask them if he's cool. I mean come on! Frank huffing O2 while he's carrying his blow up girlfriend while " In dreams" is being played.... creeps me out just thinking about it.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 12, 2007 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2007 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akP4JUHx7zY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJtGCvKpEWM&feature=related

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 12, 2007 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Thanks. Always love that flick. Dennis Hopper is far and away The Man.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2007 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

This may be my favorite Dennis Hopper scene ever - then again, the guy talking to him is none too shabby. Love the dialogue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIzHOfC0cMU

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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 14, 2007 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Now that would have been a cool show.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 12, 2007 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before - but my major concert-going regret would have to be the time I had a choice between going to see Leo Kottke or seeing Philip Glass - and went for Glass. I don't think I'd ever again make the mistake of trading synthesised pretension (we were expected to wear 3D glasses at certain points in the show)for honest 12-string artistry.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 12, 2007 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

"synthesised pretension"

What, you didn't like the 80's?

Seriously, love the expression, most definitely spot-on.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2007 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

hey Rob. If you get the chance to see Kottke again you have to go. I thought he'd be just a 12 string maestro but he was that and much more. He was also a witty dry storyteller. So it was like two shows in one. Extremely fun and entertaining.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Dec 12, 2007 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

No regrets but I always wish I'd had the chance to see Tim Buckley. I loved his albums, Goodbye and Hello, Happy Sad, Greetings From L.A.
This is what his friend Lee Underwood wrote about him: Tim Buckley held hands with the world for awhile. He gave in fire and fury and perverse humor the totality of his life's experience, which was vast far beyond his mere 28 years. He courageously stood on the arena-stages of our barrooms and auditoriums, ultimately alone, singing from within his own flames like a demon possessed. He had a beauty of spirit, a beauty of song and a beauty of personage that re-etched the face of the lives of all who knew him, and of all who ever truly heard him sing. He burned with a very special flame, one of a kind. No doubt about that.

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Poster: darkeyes Date: Dec 12, 2007 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Def. Floyd

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Dec 12, 2007 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

I started to see Jim Croce in concert back in 1973 and decided against it. He died in a plane crash 2 days later.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 12, 2007 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

I recall living in New Jersey in 1969 when I was 13 years old. Ther was a path along Route 17 that lead to a fishing pond, and I recall all the cars & microbuses streaming by on a summer Friday afternoon. Heavy traffic heading to Woodstock. I was going fishing. Probably still a little too young to have hitched a ride, but with all the news reports that weekend, I surely wanted to be there.

I made the next best thing four years later at Watkins Glen...what a show!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 12, 2007 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

i will have to second the Wall tour - though i really never had a chance at any tix as far as i can recall.

another performer i would have loved to have seen was Michael Hedges. No chance of that now 'til the pearly gates.

another would be REO Speedwagon w/ Loverboy. Oh... wait a minute.... i DID see that tour - i dont think ive recovered yet - shit, no wonder i drank

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 12, 2007 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Don't know if that can compete with Cheap Trick at the old Garden in 1983. Robin Zander and Ricky Nielsen ROCKED!. Although neither of them sported a snappy headband like what's-his-face in Loverboy.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Dec 12, 2007 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Bob Marley,didn't get into reggae till after he'd passed.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 12, 2007 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

kick myself for selling my tix for paul mccartney way back in the 80's after camping out all night for them!!but at the time i thought work was more important!!!lol!!! how disillusioned i was!!!! i still would love to see pink floyd, and the moody blues!!!!

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